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in britain in 1997. it caught on here in the u.s. 5,000 schools here are expected to participate along with students from 40 countries around the world. in all, more than 3 million kids will walk. >> this is your first year doing the walk to school day? >> yes. >> reporter: what do you think? >> it's great. >> reporter: how do you like it? >> because i like walking. >> reporter: the idea to talk with students about the importance of physical activity, raise their concern for the environment and focus on the need for safer routes for walking. >> it represents what can happen in a split second. two teenagers hit not far froo here. >> the fire chief put his walking shoes on along with councilmembers and local officials joining students, staff and parents. >> i think the kids absolutely love it. if it were up to the kids, they would do this every day. >> reporter: to end the morning, a performance for us, a song about pedestrian safety as they geared up for this year's walk to school day. this isn't the end of it. many of these kids say they plan to walk home as well at the end of the day.
. welcome to news 4 midday. i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith. it's october 2nd, 2012. >>> a u.s. border patrol agent is dead and another injured. the agents were shot while on patrol in arizona around 2:00 this morning local time. the wounded agent was air lifted to a hospital with wounds to his leg and backside. a third agent on the scene was not hurt. the identities of the agents have not been released. the area around is known as a major drug smuggling corridor. >>> crews are working to restore power to several hundred businesses and homes. more than 1,000 were in the dark. it caused traffic headaches. news 4s tony tull joins us live with more on what caused the outage. what's the deal. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, at the height of this, 900 people without power. now it's down to 500. let me show you the culprit. we are in north bethesda. you can see there, tepco crews are trying to fix the downed power line. if you look at the top of the pole, it was a blown transformer that caused the old wood to disintegrate. that cut the power line and made it fall. as far as power, take a lo
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